• Dr. Marcos Cordeiro
  • Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    232 Animal Science/Entomology
    12 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada



  • PhD Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MSc Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Graduate specialization, Environmental Planning and Management, Ceara State University, Brazil
  • BSc Fisheries Engineering, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil


  • AGRI 3500 Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Agriculture
  • ANSC 4240 Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems
  • ANSC 7500 Methodology in Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • ANSC 7520 Special Topics in Data Analysis for Animal Production
  • ANSC 7560 Mathematical Modelling of Agricultural Systems


Research interests

Dr. Cordeiro's research focuses on enhancing the productivity and environmental sustainability of agro-ecosystems using cutting-edge data analysis and modelling tools. His modelling efforts of crop and animal systems encompass the entire data life-cycle, from data collection using drone-mounted hyper-spectral sensors and indoor positioning systems to data processing using advanced research computing (ARC). Dr. Cordeiro's research program also aims at developing digital datasets to support large-scale modelling exercises and spatial analyses, as well as improving the computational performance of modelling tools. His multidisciplinary research program is being developed in collaboration with colleagues from computer, plant, animal, soil, and environmental sciences, as well as engineering.

Current research projects

  • Estimating carrying capacity of crown lands for beef cattle grazing in Manitoba (UM)
  • Beef production in the Canadian Prairies: Prospects of feed availability under climate and land use changes (NSERC)
  • Watershed-scale assessment of water and nutrient dynamics of improved pasture utilized by beef cattle (BCRC)
  • Simulations of nitrogen and phosphorus losses from native pasture at large spatial scales (MBP/Mitacs)
  • Advanced research computing (ARC) to drive forth the digital agriculture revolution in Canada (CFI)


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Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Manitoba (EGM)